NORDIK Institute’s AGM will feature a panel on Culture, Place and Community Resilience



Guests Jude Ortiz, Michael Burtch, Shirley Horn, Miranda Bouchard and Jon Cada discuss the role of Culture in creating healthy and sustainable communities

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON, October 16TH, 2018 – NORDIK Institute will celebrate its 11th Annual General Meeting on Thursday, November 1st at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, 50 Pim St. in Sault Ste. Marie.

To highlight the growing and extensive development work that has taken place within Algoma’s cultural sector, a guest panel of five community-based arts practitioners and researchers will take the stage at 7 p.m. to discuss the relationship culture, resilience and place have in creating healthy and sustainable communities.

Panellists include Dr. Jude Ortiz of the NORDIK Institute; Miranda Bouchard and Jon Cada from Thinking Rock Community Arts; Michael Burtch, a NORDIK Research Associate and longstanding figure in the local arts community; and Shirley Horn, Chancellor of Algoma University and visual artist of Missanabie Cree First Nation.

The business portion of the Annual General Meeting will precede the panel at 6:30 p.m. at the same location. All are welcome to attend.

NORDIK Institute is a community-based research group associated with the Department of Community Economic and Social Development at Algoma University. NORDIK Is dedicated to promoting more vibrant, caring and sustainable communities through research, dialogue, analysis and reflection dedicated to the practice of holistic community development.